6 ways to wish Icelanders a happy birthday


Happy Birthday in Icelandic 

Happy birthday in Icelandic is: Til hamingju með afmælið! This term is used the most because it is the standard phrase and can always be used. In social networks, but also in personal conversations, you will find other expressions much more frequently. These are shorter and more concise.

6 Ways to Wish Icelanders “Happy Birthday”

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In the list below you will find different ways of congratulating an Icelander. Some of these are short forms specifically for social media or informal conversations. Others, on the other hand, have a more general meaning and can of course be used in many different ways.

  • Til hamingju með afmælið! Happy Birthday / Happy Birthday
  • Til hamingju með afmælið og gangi þér sem allra best! Happy birthday and all the best
  • Til hamingju! – Congratulations / My congratulations
  • Allt það besta! – All the best
  • Ég óska ​​​​þér til hamingju með afmælið! – I wish you a happy birthday
  • Mikil heppni! – Good luck

The best thing to do is apply your knowledge right away and surprise an Icelandic friend, acquaintance or relative with a “Happy Birthday” in Icelandic. Icelanders are extremely proud of their language and appreciate birthday wishes in their native language. But don’t be surprised if you get a “Takk!” or “Takk kærlega!” – this means something like “(Many) thanks”. And don’t forget: Variety makes life nicer – so you have several ways to congratulate an Icelander.

Birthday gifts for Icelanders

It is often very difficult to choose the right gift – even more so if you are of a different nationality. Of course you can’t go wrong with vouchers, gifts of money, fragrances, technology and games – but these are just standard gifts. However, Icelanders also appreciate local and regional products from their country, as well as technical items. Of course you can mix Icelandic products with your own regional products for a perfect and delicious gift.

More resources in Icelandic

Are you looking for more Icelandic phrases and lessons? Then you will find many more topics and other languages ​​on the overview page.

Happy birthday in other languages

Here you will find a post list about Birthday wishes in many other languages. In addition to birthday wishes, there are also wishes for a name day, Happy Easter, Happy New Year and Merry Christmas.

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